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Florida Optical Services

13691 Metro Parkway

Fort Myers, Fl. 33912


Macular Degeneration Clinic

What is Macular Degeneration?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects your central vision because it damages the area of the retina in charge of the central field of vision, your macula. It is a leading cause of vision loss but does not cause total blindness. Losing your central field of vision makes it hard to read because it "blurs" your sentence centrally, makes it hard to recognize faces, makes it extremely hard to drive, and interferes with your daily activities such as grooming, cooking, and doing the things you enjoy like reading.


From a rehabilitative point, Macular Degeneration is a condition that causes impairment by limiting your vision centrally at distance and near. If after all the surgeries and injections, you still feel that your vision is not to the level that you need to function, then you have an impairment. Here at Florida Optical Services, our personnel can assist you by providing specially designed optical aids to improve your vision with magnification.  We have over 25 years of helping individuals regain independence by using low vision aids. 


If you want more information please visit the NIH 

https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/age-related-macular-degeneration



Low Vision Analysis

If you or a loved one has macular degeneration or any advanced retinal disease, most likely vision is limited. As long as you have some vision left, we can make better use of the remaining vision by using special optical devices. please contact us if you have any concerns about your condition.

Eschenbach-German Made Magnifiers

Ocutech Telescopes Near & Distance

Designs For Vision Telemicroscopes

The low vision analysis is totally independent of any medical procedure. We require a physician's prescription or order for the low vision services. If you do not have a physician, we can arrange a visit to a local area Ophthalmologist who works closely with us.


The analysis takes about 1-2 hours. You should do this visit at a time in which you are not tired. This is a team approach with you and the low vision specialist. The low vision service is more like a selective demonstration of the latest low vision aids based on your visual acuity and eye condition. On your first visit, you will receive a quote and a copy of what you could achieve, giving you time. 


Insurances currently do not pay for low vision devices. In certain cases, such as returning to work, there might be funding, but on a limited basis by outside agencies. Low vision aids can help you overcome some of the visual limitations. Call Us. We can help you!

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